Entries by Nigel Chell

JCB creates 75th birthday artwork

JCB creates 75th birthday artwork: A huge ‘75’ artwork visible from outer space was carved into a Staffordshire stubble field to mark JCB’s impending 75th birthday. The giant logo was cultivated in a field eight miles away from the company’s World Headquarters at Rocester and covered almost eight acres – equivalent to four football pitches. […]

JCB updates 55KW 3CX Backhoe Loader

JCB updates 55KW 3CX Backhoe Loader: JCB, the world’s number one backhoe loader manufacturer, has launched a new 55kW 3CX backhoe loader with EU Stage V compliant engine. The machine delivers improved operator comfort and ease of use, increased productivity and performance, combined with reduced total cost of ownership. Features include: ·       […]

JCB machine restored to former glory

JCB machine restored to former glory: One of JCB’s longest-standing customers has unwrapped a unique present – a vintage backhoe loader restored to its former glory to mark the digger maker’s approaching 75th anniversary. Lincolnshire-based Eric Carnaby & Son has been a customer since 1959 and over the following six decades has bought more than […]

JCB expands E-Tech line

JCB expands E-Tech line: JCB has introduced an electric version of the popular HTD-5 Dumpster tracked carrier, adding to its growing range of innovative fully electric E-Tech models. The HTD-5e E-Dumpster is offered as a high-tip, walk-behind model, capable of carrying up to 500kg. The addition of electric drive makes the machine suitable for urban […]

Farewell from Jim after decade of success

Farewell from Jim after decade of success: The man who has steered the UK’s first ever engineering academy to success over its first decade today retired – with tributes ringing in his ears. Jim Wade became the first Principal of the JCB Academy in 2009, implementing the vision of JCB Chairman Lord Bamford to create […]

JCB leads the way

JCB leads the way: JCB has developed the construction industry’s first ever hydrogen powered excavator as it continues to lead the sector on zero and low carbon technologies, the company announced today. The 20-tonne 220X excavator powered by a hydrogen fuel cell has been undergoing rigorous testing at JCB’s quarry proving grounds for more than […]

Food aid project signs off on a high

Food aid project signs off on a high: Organisations across Staffordshire today said a big thank you to JCB as the company served up its last meal under its ‘Food for our Communities’ initiative. An idea of Carole Bamford, wife of JCB Chairman Lord Bamford, the scheme swung into action in March at the height […]

JCB’s government backed loans

JCB’s government backed loans: JCB Finance has been accredited by the British Business Bank to provide the Government Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) – designed to support the continued provision of finance to UK smaller businesses (SMEs) during the COVID-19 outbreak. From 17th June, JCB Finance’s new and existing customers, who need to invest […]

Safety measures unveiled as JCB production resumes

Safety measures unveiled as JCB production resumes: JCB today announced a partial re-starting of production at five of its UK factories as a comprehensive package of safety measures is rolled out to protect employees in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. British production lines fell silent on March 18 and the vast majority of JCB’s […]

JCB finale for Terence

JCB finale for Terence: JCB’s Terence Smith has put the fun into furlough with a madcap fancy dress fundraising idea which has netted almost £3,000 for charity. For the whole of April he donned a different fancy dress outfit every day, filmed a funny sketch and uploaded the footage to his social media pages – […]